Areas of Expertise
- Russian and East European History
Chris Kinley is a graduate student who specializes in the modern history of the southern Balkans, primarily Greece and Albania. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Much of his research has dealt with identity, independence movements, state-building, and nationalism and conflict in Greece and Albania. He also has studied the First World War extensively and conducted primary about Greece's role in the conflict.
His current research project examines the local experience of a Greek military campaign and occupation that occurred in the Albanian-Greek borderlands from 1912-1922. Moreover, this project explores how the occupation is remembered both locally and nationally across the states' borders and how the two national narratives of the campaign developed and compare.